This is my 5th fondant cake and I feel like I'm beginning to get the hang of it. This was the first cake I've done that was actually pretty stress free and fun and I didn't end up crying. I had no mishaps at all and my fondant went on smoothly. Yay!!!! This is the 2nd time I made gumpaste roses, the first time I made a royal icing tiara and also my first time baking a 12" round. I made it a bit too big (three rounds, about 5" tall) but it was ok. The birthday girl was so thrilled and that made me very, very happy! What a great feeling. Thanks to all the great artists on cake central for all the inspiration and encouragement. I'm very thankful to have a community like this.